|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1848|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1943|
Son of Michael L. and Anna Elizabeth (Weller) Longstreth. Married Rachel Ann Jones. Father of Florence b. 13 Feb 1882.
PHILIP JOSEPH LONGSTRETH SUMMONED
Philip Joseph Longstreth, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Thursday from infirmities incident to age, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence Martin of Malta, with whom he had resided for the past nine years. Remarkably preserved for a man of his years, he enjoyed fairly good health until two days preceding the end. He was 95 years, six months and 21 days of age.
Born west of Triadelphia, and a son of Michael and Elizabeth Weller Longstreth, pioneer settlers in Deerfield township, most of his married life was spent on a farm east of Deavertown.
Funeral services were held at the Martin home, Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. Weaver, the body being taken to the Deavertown cemetery for interment. The following obituary was read at the funeral:
Philip Joseph Longstreth, born near Triadelphia, on April 14, 1848, departed this life on November 4, 1943, at Malta, at the age of 95 years, six months and 21 days. On the 9th day of March, 1872, Joseph Longstreth was united in marriage to Rachel Ann Jones, who preceded him in death in 1916. To this union were born four children: Alta May and Mary Edith, who have preceded him in death, and Howard Alonzo of Pittsburgh, and Florence who survive him.
His sister, Lucie Barkhurst of Zanesville, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive him to carry on his tradition of kindness and good will. He will be greatly missed in the Martin household.
At the age of 16, Joseph was converted in the Methodist church at Triadelphia. Soon after, his letter was transferred to Deavertown, where he spent most of his life in teaching and in farming.
His membership in the Church of Christ meant much to him. He was a firm believer in the providence and love of God, and tried to walk in the spirit of faith as a loyal companion of the Master. Believing in both creed and daily walk with God, his destiny is well known. He has left the moorings of his life, taken the ship called "Death," and has weighed anchor on the unknown, but well worn shore. He has reached the Celestial City, the new Jerusalem, the City of God---the homeland of his soul, and his departed companions.
(Copied from the Morgan County Herald, Thursday, November 11, 1943).
Michael L. Longstreth (1812 - 1895)
Anna Elizabeth Weller Longstreth (1817 - 1890)
Rachel Ann Jones Longstreth (1852 - 1916)*
Alta M. Longstreth Pletcher (1873 - 1922)*
Howard Alonzo Longstreth (1877 - 1962)*
Mary Eddith Longstreth (1880 - 1933)*
Florence Longstreth Martin (1882 - 1964)*
Phebe Ann Longstreth McCaughey (1838 - 1896)*
Sarah E. Longstreth Helmick (1841 - 1925)*
Martha Jane Longstreth Warren (1845 - 1921)*
Phillip Joseph Longstreth (1848 - 1943)
Lucy Ellen Longstreth Barkhurst (1855 - 1945)*
Infant Longstreth (1860 - 1860)*
Laura B. Longstreth (1863 - 1864)*
Deavertown Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Plot: Row G, Stone 20
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Oct 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5853108